How chronic self-views influence (and potentially mislead) estimates of performance.

  title={How chronic self-views influence (and potentially mislead) estimates of performance.},
  author={Joyce Ehrlinger and David Dunning},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={84 1},
An important source of people's perceptions of their performance, and potential errors in those perceptions, are chronic views people hold regarding their abilities. In support of this observation, manipulating people's general views of their ability, or altering which view seemed most relevant to a task, changed performance estimates independently of any impact on actual performance. A final study extended this analysis to why women disproportionately avoid careers in science. Women performed… Expand

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